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Maintaining Brain Health

Ways to Keep Your Brain Young

As we age, many parts of our bodies start to slowly decay and lose their complete strength. The most important organ we have is our brain, as it is responsible for countless aspects of our health and overall wellbeing. It is no wonder many medical professionals recommend ensuring your brain health is top-notch, in order to best increase your chances for a strong quality of life even when you age. While many people feel there isn’t much to do in order to stimulate your brain health, this simply isn’t the case.

The following can help you keep your brain young and in the best shape for as long as possible:

  • Mental stimulation, such as reading, word puzzles, math problems, drawing, painting, and other crafts
  • Physical exercise, as it can increase the blood flow, lower your blood pressure, reduce your mental stress, and improve creation of new nerve cells in your brain
  • Improve your diet, eating foods rich in vitamins B6 and B12, such as green vegetables and grains
  • Avoid tobacco
  • Don’t abuse alcohol
  • Improve your blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol through food and diet
  • Build strong social ties, as this has been associated with lower blood pressure
  • Prioritize self-care and mental health, as depression, anxiety, exhaustion, and sleep-deprivation are major deterrents of brain health

This article contains general information about medical conditions and treatments. The information is not advice and should not be treated as such. The information is not intended to replace the advice or diagnosis of a physician. If you have any specific questions about any medical matter you should consult your doctor or other professional healthcare providers.

Categories: Wellness, Prevention